New York Has the Most New Hotel Openings Forecasted for 2017 & Marriott Has Largest Construction Pipeline

PORTSMOUTH, NH. May 18, 2017 – Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines by project count are: New York with 185 Projects/29, 447 Rooms; Houston with 158 Projects/17, 475 Rooms; Dallas with 141 Projects/17, 869 Rooms; Nashville with 124 Projects/15, 614 Rooms; and Los Angeles with 111 Projects/17, 701 Rooms.

New York has the most New Hotel Openings forecasted for 2017 of any market with 47 Hotels/7, 534 Rooms. Then Dallas, which is forecasted to open 44 Hotels/5, 050 Rooms, Houston with 33 Hotels/3, 505 Rooms, Austin with 21 Hotels/2, 321 Rooms and Los Angeles with 20 Hotels/4, 202 Rooms.

The markets with the most New Project Announcements into the Pipeline in the first quarter were: Dallas with 18 Projects/2, 282 Rooms, New York with 16 Projects/2, 510 Rooms, Orlando with 14 Projects/1, 837 Rooms, Tampa with 13 Projects/1, 313 Rooms and Kansas City with 11 Projects/1, 288 Rooms.

Marriott International currently has the largest and most active pipeline by room-count of any franchise company with 163, 063 Rooms/1, 264 Projects. Their largest brands in the Pipeline are; Fairfield Inn with 27, 220 Rooms/285 Projects, Residence Inn with 23, 725 Rooms/188 Projects and TownePlace Suites with 18, 450 Rooms/180 Projects.

Marriott also has the most rooms currently Under Construction with 65, 924 Rooms/487 Projects, which represents over 1/3 of all Pipeline rooms Under Construction. Additionally, they have the most rooms Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months with 78, 404 Rooms/637 Projects. And in Early Planning, Marriott has 17, 117 Rooms/140 Projects.

In the first quarter, Marriott opened 64 new hotels with 7, 187 rooms, just under 30% of all new rooms opened in Q117. The brands with the largest number of new hotels opened are Fairfield Inn with 1, 499 Rooms/16 Hotels and Courtyard with 1, 411 Rooms/13 Hotels.

About Lodging Econometrics

Lodging Econometrics (LE) is the lodging industry’s leading consulting partner for global real estate intelligence. Combining unparalleled industry experience, a real-time pulse on market trends and extensive knowledge of key decision-makers, LE delivers actionable insights that turn their clients’ business goals into timely opportunities.

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